Three Iowa track athletes set personal bests in Bryan Clay Invitational

Halfway through the multi-events at the Bryan Clay Invitational, three Iowa track athletes have had personal bests.


Ben Allan Smith

From left: Iowa’s Tria Seawater-Simmons, Minnesota State’s Alexis Smith, and Iowa’s Jenny Kimbro compete in the women’s 100 meter hurdles during the 19th annual Musco Twilight meet at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track in Iowa City on Thursday, April 12. Kimbro finished first with the time of 13.77.

Robert Read, Sports Reporter

The first day of the Bryan Clay Invitational has come to a close for Iowa track and field. The Hawkeyes sent three multi-event athletes to Azusa, California, to take part in the meet.

Tria Simmons and Jenny Kimbro competed in the heptathlon for the Iowa women, and Peyton Haack is displaying his all-around talents in the decathlon.

Through four events of the heptathlon, Kimbro is in fifth with 3,477 points. Simmons is just a few spots behind on the leaderboard, positioned in eighth with 3,422 points.

Both athletes had memorable performances in the 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters, as each set a personal best in both of the events.

In the hurdles, Kimbro ran 13.30 with Simmons coming in at 14.00. Kimbro ran 24.31 seconds in the 200, with Simmons finishing just behind in 24.46.

Haack joined the two women with a personal bests of his own, jumping 6.68 meters in the long jump and 1.87 meters in the high jump.

Haack sits in 13th place through five events with 3,658 points.

Competition will resume at the Bryan Clay Invite at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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